My first column was published in the Irish Echo today. Click here to read it. In it, I mention a recording of Paddy Canny playing ‘Cielito Lindo’ – this is it:canny-mariachi.mp3
I don’t remember where this came from – it’s just an excerpted bit from a longer track. I doubt I’ll be hosting much music relating to the column here, but a couple of people asked me what this sounded like so have a listen if you’re interested.
ps. “Free the Tarbolton Three” is a saying that I believe Boston’s own Teddy Davis and Tina Lech came up with.
UPDATE: Tom Madden wrote to me to let me know that the notation for “Blueberry Hill” (a fox trot) – in Morrison’s own hand – on appears on p. 68 of Veronica McNamara’s facsimile edition of the James Morrison notebooks (called “The Professor, James Morrison” – His Original Handwritten Music Manuscripts for Irish Fiddle – click on the link to buy a copy, whydon’tcha?).
UPDATE: Monsignor Charlie Coen tells me that he also plays ‘Cielito Lindo,’ as well as a few other tunes & songs as part of an “international” thing he likes to do.